ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 4721
Last updated: 26 November 2014
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Date:31-DEC-1970
Time:14:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206A JetRanger
Owner/operator:Don B Atkinson
Registration: N22DA
C/n / msn: 295
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bakersfield, Kern County, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:Meadows Field, Bakersfield, CA (BFL/KBFL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off when crashed 31/12/1970: aircraft observed maneuvering at low altitude near power lines prior to accident.Tail rotor hit power lines and helicopter crashed inverted. Pilot killed.

Per the NTSB accident report "pilot failed to see and avoid objects or obstructions" whist engaged in "unwarranted low flying"

Registration N22DA formally cancelled by the FAA on 25/2/1971

Sources:
1. http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=58037&key=0
2. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=22DA&x=7&y=14


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
29-Aug-2013 16:54 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
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